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Special Words in Romanian

We are delighted to announce updated versions of Special Words for iOS and for Android, now with 24 languages including Romanian.

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Survey and Thunderclap

We've decided to turn our upcoming Impactathon & Celebration into a Digital Birthday Party! Special iApps is 5 this year, and it really couldn't be easier to get involved. We're making some virtual noise with our first ever Thunderclap.

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North East Social Enterprise Festival

We are proud to be a nonprofit social enterprise, and today we are at the splendid Sage building in Gateshead, just across the River Tyne from Newcastle, at the second annual North East Social Enterprise Festival.

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Appcircus Competition - Hamburg

After making it to the final of Apps para todos in Barcelona last week with Special Stories, we found ourselves this week at Appcircus Hamburg with Special Words!

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Special iApps Celebration 2016

Every year we hold a celebration to thank our local volunteers and the families we help. This year is going to be different! Our event is over 2 days in Newcastle, where we will be unveiling our new Teacher Manual as well as holding our first ever Impactathon.

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App Circus Competition - Barcelona

We have entered our Special Stories and Special Words apps into an online competition. 10 apps will be shortlisted after voting closes on October 4, to attend the final in Sant Cugat, near Barcelona in Spain, on October 19.

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Upcoming Events in the UK

Again this year, we will be at the National Portage Association's annual conference, on September 30th and October 1st in Northampton. We'll be hosting 2 different seminars on the Friday, and repeating both on the Saturday.

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iOS 10 - Please Read

Today Apple released iOS 10, the latest version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Changes made under the hood have affected apps from many developers, and we strongly recommend you download all available app updates if you are intending to run iOS 10.

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Starting School

To help her and all of your new starters, we have created free add-ons for Special Words and Special Stories that depict the school surroundings, to familiarize and stimulate conversations.

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Special iApps turns 5

We have come a long way since first launching Special Words in English 2011, just a few months after the arrival of Apple's iPad 2. Now all 11 of our apps are available in Catalan, French, German, Norwegian, Polish and Spanish, and Special Words itself supports 23 languages.

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